Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A really practical car for passenger and luggage space. Easy to convert for more/less passenger:luggage space. Does not carry as much as you would expect with the (bulky) rear seats folded. Very easy to drive and park, I also drive low sports saloons and small cars which take some getting used to after the Honda, but when I get back in the Honda I just get in and drive without having to consciously adjust. Superb performance from diesel engine. Rough on start up and noisy accelerating hard from a standstill, but overtaking and cruising on the motorway excellent. Have to admit driving at 70 for some distance in fourth gear and not realising, the engine settles down to a cruise so well you can't tell it's a diesel. Build quality not as good as some other Hondas - fit is excellent but cheap plastic mark and scuff easily. Controls all work well but position of stalks and switches is really stupid - completely hidden by steering wheel however you adjust it. Model is mid range ES, sensible spec level including climate control, cruise, traction control, park sensors as standard.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg , Owner for Less than a year

Comfortable seats for long journeys on Continent but suspension too stiff for British roads. Lots of space but could be improved 25 - 50 % with better designed folding seats. Needs a Mercedes style vertical cargo net to catch dogs and baggage if subjected to emergency - stop. Economical diesel engine with ample torque. Wonderful occasional 4-wheel drive design to keep mobile in snow as I have no need for off-road ability and heavy duty gear to do so. Overall, I'm happy with car but with a little more attention, it could be great.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

High road noise,
understeer tendency,
at 30,000mls -3/4 lock vibrates car
Much worse petrol consumption than advertised
Highly reliable - never failed to start and go
Non-Honda Bosch and Valeo electrics (ABS; switches; electric PS) not as reliable as Honda parts
Automatic 4WD, autogearbox and engine, excellent
CrV bodywork design far less bump-forgiving than Civic in which you can push out bumper dents.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very well equipped compared to German rivals, excellent economy and practicality. A bit odd to look at from some angles, build quality good but not to Audi standard. Ride too hard when unladen but payoff is sharp handling for a 4x4. Part time 4x4 is best compromise despite weight penalty. Very quiet unless pressed hard. Could do with a bit more power. Reliability not up to legendary Honda standards.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The CRV is a very comfortable and competant car. ASlthough it is a 4 x 4 SUV, it has car like qualities to drive and is very easy to handle.

It is built well, and in the bad snow of the last month, never lost control or composure once.

I would thoroughly recommenrd this car to anyone looking for a practical and very well built SUV

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Love it and so do the kids. We can fit all four of us in it and all of our stuff (lots with a baby). It has been a godsend in the snow - none of my frineds could go out but we were fine.

Just wish you could disable the front passenger airbag for the odd occassion I have needed to carry four kids.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
T-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I love it. I live in a hilly rural area and needed something that wouldn't let me down. This car has lived up to all expectations. It was supposed to be our second car, but we love it so much it's now our favourite (against a Ford Focus estate). It is totally practical for my family.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Our Honda CRV has been an excellent vehicle. We have experienced one minor warranty problem, which was done in half an hour and was a mdification to the clutch. My wife, who has a major back, problem finds it a very comfortable vehicle to travel in.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Researched and got what was expected.
Has also served as a tow car
Some plastics scuff
Fuel consumption not reach the advertised but that is driver not car
Does everything it was bought to do well, comfortably, reliably and without fuss.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Done 120k miles without a problem. The only downside is it has a thirsty engine coupled with a very small tank which equals a very short range when town driving. Overall though the CRV has been bullit proof and comfortable.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Sharp suited - comfortable, at home on a muddy lane or in a town. Excellent traction from the part time 4x4 system, reliable reasonably practical. Good to drive if a tad slow (!). Economical and good to own.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very practical and fairly cheap to run ideal family car just very disappointed with the on-going issues with the clutch. It is also surprisingly good in the snow for a cross-over vehicle.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Interior materials (plastics) let the car down and the styling is rather ugly, but otherwise it's good to drive and practical to use. Not a car I'd get to love but a valued workhorse.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

This is the second CRV I've owned, the first one from new. Neither has ever let me down , it's a very practical car whichlooks good too. I will probably choose another CRV next time.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An excellent all round practical car, plenty of space, good to drive, economical, - the part time 4 wheel drive has been a boon during recent weather.

Hard to fault

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It does exactly what you expect and more. Always lives up to expectations. reliable, comfortable, economical, practical. Great. And built locally in Swindon.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Can't fault the car at that price - I'm 6ft2 and have had two back operations so the seat could be more comfortable and slightly wider in the base.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent car, really comfortable and long journeys are no problem with the ease of handling. Plenty of room, practical and looks good.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Generally a very good all-round car with good residuals and image. Only gripe has been the feel of the cable operated gear-shift.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Beautiful ride, petrol consumption is not to good. Reliability is good. I would buy another CRV but it would be the Diesel model.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Extremely practical family sized tow car with the safety of 4-wheel drive when needed (worked a dream in rhe recent snow! )

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great all round car. For a 4x4 it can be great fun to drive with the benefit of 4 wheel drive when the roads get slippery.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great car, well impressed with during the recent severe weather, managed to get everywhere wanted to be in Scotland.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Comfortable, dependable and well made with enough power and performance to meet any task so far asked of it.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Car overall is excellent only grumble is the split shelf in the boot which serves no practical purpose

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

good 4by 4 traction in snow can climb steep hills with ease. Feels safe to be in. would recommend crv

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This is my second CR-V having had a MK1 before. They are practical and do not get stuck in the snow!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It is very good for its' price but not as good as premium brands which cost more such as Lexus or BMW

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The CRV does exactly what I require of it in terms of practicality,economy, reliability and comfort

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

so far so good - great family car - safe, secure & spacious, also comfortable & reasonably nippy

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Amazingly practical. No dissapointments. Love the all-wheel-drive and vehicle stability control.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 0/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice practical car. Shame the engine CO2 emmissions are not keeping up with it's competitors

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This has to be one of the best cars I have owned over the last 40 plus years of driving

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

suprisingly good drive ,very practical or 2 people and large dog.Useful extras included.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Poor gearchange, lots of road noise, imprecise steering, difficult to programme satnav.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent car, fantastic ride, very relaxing to drive. Better than expected off road.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Like me it is practical, does the business with style and looks good when scrubbed up.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing to worry about between 12 month services never even have to top up oil

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Comfortable, practical, reliable, safe, but fuel economy lets it down.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Practical, good in snow, plenty of room and good driving position

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant quality, reliable, safe and practical for my family.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Versatile, comfortable, ecconomical and well equiped vehicle.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good car which covers executive and family requirements.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Drives well but not very good comfortable.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 2/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Practical, great value, great to drive.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing to report. Servicing pricey.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 2/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's perfect. nothing wrong

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5